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Report absolves Kwara government on allegation of mismanagement

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq (left) receiving the report on local government funds from the committee Chairman Justice Mathew Adewara (Rtd) at government house, Ilorin

The Panel of Inquiry on the alleged diversion of finances of 16 local government area of Kwara state has absolved the state government of any misdeeds.

The Chairman of the panel , Justice Mathew Adewara made the disclosure during the presentation of the report of the committee finding to the governor at the government house in Ilorin.

According to him the allegations that the State government diverted or deducted N300m monthly from local government funds from May 2019 to date are false and baseless.

He said the panel found no evidence that the AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq administration has borrowed to pay salary or pension since it was inaugurated on May 29, 2019.

Justice Adewara said a total of 35 witnesses testified before the panel while several documents were produced and tendered by them.

He noted that the panel also visited some of the local governments to see what projects they had executed as earlier submitted by the director of personnel management (DPMs) who appeared before them.

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazq commended the panel for accepting to serve the state in such delicate capacity, adding that all the recommendation will be implemented.

ALI RABIU

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